The Atlanta Falcons signed former Auburn cornerback Ryan White on Sunday after David Mims II was waived injured the day before. This move brings the Falcons back to the 90-man roster limit.
Former Auburn Tiger Ryan White is now a member of the Atlanta Falcons, bringing them back to the 90-man limit. The 24-year-old, at 5-foot-10 and 197 pounds, played both cornerback and safety for the Tigers.
The Falcons added White on Sunday in order to replace David Mims II, who was waived on Saturday after reaching an injury settlement with the Falcons. Though his time with the Falcons has come to an end, according to reports, Mims II will more than likely try out with another team before preseason comes to an end.
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During his time at Auburn, White made appearances in a total of 31 games with 83 combined tackles, one fumble recovery, and 10 pass defenses. His senior year at Auburn, White played in 12 games with 49 combined tackles.
Then, in May 2014, White signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. He has spent the last two years with them, but was ultimately unable to make the regular season roster both times. Now, with the Falcons, White will join his former Auburn teammate, Robenson Therezie. War Eagle, Atlanta Falcons!
What’s next for the Falcons?
In addition to returning to the 90-man roster limit, the Atlanta Falcons held public practice on Monday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. With Monday’s practice now in the books, there is just one more public practice (Tuesday, Aug. 16) remaining in the Atlanta Falcons 2016 XFINITY Training Camp.
"Mayes down.Nose tackle Chris Mayes, who played at Georgia and is from Griffin, was escorted from the field by a trainer with an apparent injury. We’ll get an update from Coach Dan Quinn. Check back for updates. Goodwin not at practice.Cornerback C.J. Goodwin was not at practice. Rose continues to struggle.Kicker Nick Rose, who missed two field goals in the exhibition game, missed two of his tries in practice. Kicker Matt Bryant did not practice because of “tightness.” Safety Kemal Ishmael (shoulder) and running back Terron Ward (ankle) did not practice. Freeney blows up play.Defensive end Dwight Freeney jetted pass backup left tackle Bryce Harris so fast and got in Matt Schaub’s face so quick, the offense had to stop the play and reset. Red zone force.Running back Devonta Freeman has superior vision. During the red zone practice, he saw an inside hole and hit it. He sharply cut back to the right and went in for the touchdown untouched."
Next up, the Atlanta Falcons (1-0) will take on the Cleveland Browns (0-1) in their second preseason game at 8 p.m. EST this Thursday, August 18, at First Energy Stadium. The game can be viewed on CW69 Atlanta, or can also be streamed live through NFL.com.